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Re: multiple commands in one pass of data

From: John Darrington
Subject: Re: multiple commands in one pass of data
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 12:53:46 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 08:04:00AM -0400, la wrote:
     Setting maxwarns to a large number presents a different problem.  My file 
     well over 255 million records and pspp generates a error statement for each
     record/variable that contains blanks if it's defined as numeric. So the 
     would generate an enormous report.
     I tried using SET BLANKS=0 or other data transformation to convert blanks 
     0 within my pspp syntax file but it seems that the error is generated as
     soon as it reads the data before anything else happens.  Does this mean 
     I have to first process the file outside of pspp to convert blanks to 0?

Probably it does :(  Until the MXWARNS issue is fixed, I suggest you work
around this with a fifo.  Something similar to 

 mkfifo mypipe; sed -e 's/ */0 /g' datafile > mypipe

Then you can instruct pspp to read from the fifo: DATA LIST FILE='mypipe' ...

Hope this helps.

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